A Peter Lamborn Wilson and Lawrence Ferlinghetti reading with Wilson discussing Harry Smith in a talk he calls, "Praying in darkness." Wilson also discusses Chinese shamanism. Ferlinghetti reads with musical accompaniment by Steven Taylor. They perform "The greedy blues" and "The breeding blues," followed by a series of poems. The reading ends with "Are there not still fireflies" and "Rivers of light."
March 22, 2005 Subject:
Great double bill. Wilson's portion is entertaining and illuminating. Ferlinghetti sings two songs with Stephen Taylor to great effect- he has a great voice and Taylor's guitar playing is very well suited. His poems are great too and benefit from his reading of them. Highly recommended!
0-24:20: Wilson's lecture on the resurgence of Shamanism, mostly Chinese.
24:20: Anne Waldman introduces Ferlinghetti
1. Greedy Blues
2. Breeding Blues
Reads more of his poems, some from Far Rockaway of the Heart.
Ferlinghetti's performance is sweetly dedicated to Allen Ginsberg